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Friday, March 16, 2018

Ph.D. in Education Admit Day We will be welcoming admitted Ph.D. students into our community on Friday. Please congratulate them on their admission to EDS if you see them around the office!

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Garfield High School and EDS are hosting “The Bad Kids” Moving Screening at Garfield High School. Come enjoy pizza, mingle with the Garfield High School community. Luz Chung, Dan Pena and Cheryl Forbes are among the panelists.

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM  

EDS Chicano Park Tour + Luncheon  Come learn about Chicano Park's rich existence and the long history of community organizing and activism. World-renowned muralist and Chicano Park artist, Victor Ochoa will be joining us on a walk through the park, sharing stories and historical significance of Chicano Park and Barrio Logan. RSVP required for a food wristband.

Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM

As part of our Invited Research Presentation: Transforming Learning in Multilingual and Diverse Contexts

Dr. Pablo C. Ramirez Research Presentation Reimagining Multilingual Education: The Intersectionality Of Critical Multilingual Education, Language Advocacy, And Community Spaces
Drawing from a two-year research study conducted in Arizona, Dr. Ramirez will discuss the complexities of enacting multilingual education in linguistically constraining environments. The multiple case study research study illuminates the manner in which bilingual teachers draw from multilingual students’ culture and community to strengthen students academic (biliteracy) skills through school-community engagement practices, students and teachers co-created bilingual space. Location: Pepper Canyon Hall Room 304

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM

As part of our Invited Research Presentation: Transforming Learning in Multilingual and Diverse Contexts

Dr. Becky H. Huang Research Presentation (Title/Summary Coming Soon)

Monday, April 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM

As part of our Invited Research Presentation: Transforming Learning in Multilingual and Diverse Contexts

Dr. Naja Ferjan Ramirez Research Presentation (Title/Summary Coming Soon)

Wednesday, April 18 at 4:00 PM  

EDS / GEH Collaborates on Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2018 Data Digest: What Data and Research Reveal about Sexual Assault and Harassment on Campuses Join us for a discussion on sexual assault and violence on college campuses on (location TBD). This conversation will include a screening of “The Hunting Ground”, a documentary about the prevalence of sexual assault in U.S. colleges, and a panel discussion with researchers whose work is in sexual violence, assault and harassment, and higher education.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 

5th Annual EDS/CREATE Conference + Celebration: Engaging Today’s Students: Share What Works! Join hundreds of P-16 teachers and educators and learn at this engaging/interactive/fun conference.  It will be at Pepper Canyon Hall. An agenda will be up soon! We will also be hosting an Ice Cream Celebration in honor of our 5th Annual Conference.

Thursday-Saturday, June 28-30, 2018 

EDS Partners with Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) to host conference at UC San Diego.  6th Annual ARNA Conference: Knowledge Mobilization for Equitable & Peaceful Social Progress is on at UC San Diego. This conference welcomes diverse participants from throughout the Americas, including people involved with action research, participatory action research and practitioner research. Call for Abstracts deadline is March 30, 2018


Higher Education at Harvard Program named Frances Contreras Distinguished Visiting Fellow of Education.

Frances (Ed.M ‘95 Harvard) will be giving a talk on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at their university titled, “Understanding the Navigational Process of Latinx Undergraduates: Implications for Institutional Policy, Practice & System Reform.

Collaboration to “Rebirth” NZ Education
“New Zealand is in a period of “educational rebirth” according to Visiting Fulbright Global Scholar Professor Alan J Daly, and he’s “tremendously optimistic” about the country’s potential to come together to solve complex education issues through collaboration and genuine and authentic relationships.

Numbers Hint at Why #MeToo Took Off: The Sheer Number Who Can Say Me Too

The New York Times reports on a new national survey led by the nonprofit Stop Street Harassment. According to the survey data – analyzed by Professor Anita Raj – 81% of women and 43% of men said they had experienced sexual harassment or assault over their lifetimes. That’s higher than most other studies and polls have suggested. The timely survey was also covered by NPR and others.

Students, Families and Educators Should Lead the Way on the Gun Crisis

“As a mother and daughter who spend our days in schools, we think students, families and educators should lead this effort to make legislators finally move on sensible gun control measures to promote school safety.” – Mica Pollock with her middle-school daughter, Elea, in Teaching Tolerance magazine.

In ‘What Does It Look Like to Make History in the Moment? (written by) Frances Messano, Co Leader of the Diverse Leaders investment team, recognized RISE San Diego, The Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education & Rise Urban Principal Preparation Program for their excellent work. This excellent work features Professor Makeba Jones as a member of the Diverse Leaders team.

K-12 ASL Content Standards, Now Online 

This federally funded national project done by the Clerc Center at Gallaudet University offers a full set of K-12 standards for American Sign Language (ASL) as a first language. Special acknowledgement to Professors Bobbie Allen and Gabrielle Jones and our amazing EDS graduates, Melissa Herzig, Rory Osbrink and Alex Zernovoj on this much needed effort.

The Milk Moonshot 

On her Uncivilize podcast, author Jennifer Grayson speaks with Professor Alan Daly and School of Medicine’s Lars Bode about breast milk, “the lifeblood that has sustained humankind for at least the past 7 million years” but a substance that is still poorly understood by scientists. Bode directs the recently launched center called MoMI CoRE and Professor Alan Daly is a member of its scientific advisory board. “We’ve got a lot of great science that’s taking place, but it isn’t moving its way out into the larger world,” Daly says. “What’s going on here?”

ClassInSight: Insight on Teacher Learning 

Professor Sherice Clarke is co-PI on a project to understand K-12 teacher learning funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation as part of its 21st Century Science Initiative. The project, “ClassInSight: Insight on Teacher Learning by Scaffolding Noticing and Reflection,” is a research-practice partnership between Vista Unified School District, UC San Diego, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Distinguished Educator Network (DEAP). It will examine how secondary science teachers engage with a technology called ClassInSight and what cognitive and motivational factors drive change in classroom communication.

UC San Diego Preparing to Introduce an Education Major in Next Few Years 

Guess it isn’t a secret anymore! EDS is developing an Undergraduate Major in Education. We are in early stages of planning. More to come on latest developments.


Check out Alexandra (Aly) Martinez (M.Ed. ‘08) Blog called “A Call to Action: Be a Math Unicorn”.

Aly started the blog as a way to share her reflections and collaborate with others to dig deeper. She expressed, “EDS raised me as the teacher I am today, and have contributed to foster and honor my growth ever since. I am forever indebted and proud to be a product of UC San Diego’s Education Studies Department”.

MaiStoryBook YouTube Channel 

Maya Espiritu, a current M.Ed. student, created magical shared-reading read aloud videos of children’s illustrated books and children’s literature. With 368 subscribers and 14 videos, Maya developed MaiStoryBook into a resource to inspire a love for reading!

Congratulations to our 2018 Chrispeels Fellows

Belinda Zamacona, Francisco Solis and Mary Taylor, students in UCSD/CSUSM Joint Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, were recognized for their outstanding experience in serving low income/underserved communities and their demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of social and educational inequities. They join a long line of Chrispeels Fellows, in honor of Founding JDP Director, Emeritus Professor Janet Chrispeels, who have been instrumental in transforming education in a diverse society.

Congratulations to Jenny Chien ‘06 on her recent appointment! Governor Brown has put together a K12 Computer Science Panel and appointed 15 people to oversee the implementation of K12 Computer Science Standards.


Thursday, March 29, 2018 HDH Wellness Fair UC San Diego Housing, Dining and Hospitality’s Wellness Fair is coming back this spring! Don't miss out on a day filled with fitness classes, an information fair, health screenings and more! When: Where: Revelle Plaza Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Friday, April 6, 2018 UC San Diego’s Annual César E. Chávez Celebration Kickoff & Scholarship Awards with Keynote speaker, Mayra Rodriguez, UC San Diego alumna and Recreational Assistant at the San Diego Center for Children on Friday, April 6, 2018, 11:30am at the Price Center-West Ballrooms A&B.  All campus and community members are invited. This kickoff includes awards honoring individuals that uphold the legacy of César E. Chávez by serving the community and advocating for the rights of the voiceless and underserved.  This year’s theme is United, Resistant, and Unafraid, “You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.” César E. Chávez

Sunday, April 15, 2018 Triton 5K TEAM SOC SCI Be stronger, together and join “Team Soc Sci”. Enjoy the camaraderie of racing alongside friends, family members or coworkers. Since 1996, the annual campus event has benefited more than 1,000 motivated and talented students and raised more than 3.8 million dollars. The Triton 5K supports scholarships and transforming the student experience through the Campaign for UC San Diego—our comprehensive fundraising effort to transform the student experience, our campus, and ultimately the way humanity approaches problems and develops solutions. Our very own Margaret Rattanachane is a Triton 5K Race Champion and Team Soc Sci Co-Captain this year!

Triton Faculty/Staff First Student Retention and Success is looking for more first generation faculty and staff involvement. Sign up today!

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